Nation and World News

  • Stromberg: On Russian TV, Snowden humiliates himself

    The Edward Snowden leaks were not wholly contemptible. Unlike – it’s now thoroughly clear – Edward Snowden himself.
    April 18, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning deliver ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Little-known Democrat tries to unseat Scott Walker

    MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Bur ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

    MOKPO, South Korea – The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early today on suspicion ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Clinton sought GOP support for health care

    WASHINGTON – President Bill Clinton’s advisers estimated early in his term that passing a health care overhaul would require a delicate balance of Dem ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges

    CHICAGO – For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama’s health care law, time may be running out ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • MIT honors officer slain after bombs went off

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life – and then died ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

    YORK, Pa. – A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.
    April 18, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After nearly a month of reports of gunshots being fired at vehicles and more than 100 tips, authorities announced charges Friday ag ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Pensive pope at Good Friday Colosseum procession

    ROME – Desperate migrants, suicidal failed business owners, battered women, torture victims and all people suffering in the world were remembered at a ...
    April 18, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

    LOS ANGELES – Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too

    WASHINGTON – When President Barack Obama travels abroad, sometimes it's not enough for just the leader of the free world to show up. People in other c ...
    April 18, 2014 - 2:13 pm
  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    KATMANDU, Nepal — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections

    MILWAUKEE — Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of t ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    ACAPULCO, Mexico — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where br ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:45 am
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